granny scare scarf by ericka eckles
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granny scare scarf

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May 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
one size

The “granny scare” scarf is made up of ninety nine crocheted granny squares.

It was in part inspired by those marvellously coloured crocheted blankets in the Nanny Mcphee film.

Each square is made up of three different colours.

Using a variety of tapestry wool I found one dmc skein makes the 3 separate coloured rounds for 3 squares (round one, round two and round three….so mixing your colours means 3 skeins will make 3 various coloured squares……you could of course use double knit weight wool (Jamiesons of Shetland produce a wonderful variety of shades and colours), but I thought that the tapestry wool came in such a marvellous variety I’d rather use that……it was also what I had and I was trying to be thrifty.

I used a 3mm hook as I like my crochet to be on the thicker side rather than too loose and open.

You could make it longer if you want to go for a doctor Who-esque scarf, however if it is shorter it’s a bit too bulky around the neck.

My granny scare scarf is made up of 33 rows of 3 squares in a row… you could make it two squares wide, I love a scarf that is nice and deep but it is all personal preference.

The squares are crocheted together using the “join as you go method”.

If you look up “granny scare” on my blog you will find the instructions for how to make the scarf.

This is a great project for using up shorter lengths of wool, or those bags of tapestry yarn that you can often buy quite cheaply at car boots or charity shops…..